Urban Tree Conference: Urban Trees for Stormwater Management

Trees are a valuable asset to nature, but their value is often overlooked in urban settings. The six-day, 18 session virtual Urban Tree Conference for industry professionals and avid gardeners will cover all aspects of urban tree planning, implementation and management. 

In recent years, cities across the Midwest and the U.S.have emphasized increasing urban canopy cover. The motivation behind these initiatives is clear: trees provide a vast array of highly valued ecosystem services, including stormwater mitigation. As the reliance upon trees to help manage stormwater increases, so does the need to employ a strategic selection of urban trees, to maximize runoff reduction. In this talk, Dr. Asia Dowtin from Michigan State University will explore the structural characteristics of varying tree species that lead to optimal stormwater mitigation, and will provide a prescriptive guide for urban tree selection to help achieve water management goals.

Registration opens November 13, 2020. 

Cost: $10 per day, $50 for the entire program. Fee waivers are available. Email Kelly Allsup at kallsup@illinois.edu.

CEUs Available: The Illinois Arborist Association has approved this workshop to fulfill mandatory Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kelly Allsup at kallsup@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.